General Meeting, Tuesday, August 13. 7-8pm

Please plan to join us for our next general meeting:

GENERAL MEETING, Zoe’s Kitchen 7-8pm Tuesday, August 13

Hope to see you there! A few of the current topics are listed below. If you have additional items to discuss, please let one of the board members know or attend the meeting. We’d love to hear from you.

Topics of interest:

closure of Portsmouth at Woodhead, development of Fairmont Museum District Apartments, minimum lot size coverage throughout the neighborhood, new construction, graffiti, crime, National Night Out in October, etc.

Annual Dues and Meeting this Tuesday

Dear Neighbors,

Please update your memberships to the Richwood Place Civic Association by paying your 2013 dues today. Visit You can pay the $50 dues or a larger donation amount by clicking through the PayPal link. There is also information about where you can mail a payment, if you prefer that option.

Don’t forget, we have our first meeting of 2013, Tuesday, February 26, 7pm at Zoe’s Kitchen. We hope to see you all then!



Board meeting and Last general Meeting of 2012

BOARD Meeting

Wednesday evening, November 7, 7-8pm.

at Sue Bailey’s house
Please RSVP to and I will provide you the address, if needed.
Also, Our last scheduled meeting of the year is: GENERAL MEETING, Zoe’s Kitchen 7-8pm Tuesday, November 13. Please save-the-date and plan to join us for that!
This is an election meeting to elect Board members for the January 2013-January 2014 year. If you are interested in serving, please let us know, be sure that your dues are current, and attend the meeting. If you would like more information about what any of the office positions do, please get in touch with any one of us. We’d be happy to help.

Happenings in and around the neighborhood…

Good afternoon, neighbors! Hope you are all keeping dry out there on this wet March day.

I just wanted to send out some updates about things that are going on and have been going on in the neighborhood.
We had our first general meeting of the year on Tuesday, February 21 from 7-8pm at Zoe’s Kitchen. There were approximately 20 residents in attendance. We also had a visit from Council member Ellen Cohen’s chief of staff.

Some of the topics we discussed included: Security, CIP plan, Deed Restrictions, Drainage at Ervan Chew Park, our new Neighborhood identification and Citizen Patrol/Watch signs, Street reconstruction, drainage and sidewalk improvement initiative via 3-1-1.
We set a date for our Spring Membership drive/ Block party, Wednesday, April 18. 6-8pm. Possible location is the 1900 Block of Lexington unless another resident volunteers their driveway/yard. There will be a raffle. Every household that is a 2012 member of the Civic Association will be entered to win. NNO in the fall will be on the 1800 Block of Norfolk.

We heard a report on Graffiti by one of our neighbors working hard to abate graffiti very quickly. Thank you! Your work is really making a difference.

Behind 1857 Richmond there are several shopping carts. We could use a volunteer to drive by with a truck, pick up the carts and drop them in the parking lots of the stores where they belong- they are marked. At least 2 belong to Randall’s. I’ve asked them to come pick them up and they have not. Please let me know if you can help with this.

The city moved forward with drainage improvements to the soccer field at Ervan Chew Park this month. I will send out an update when I receive more information.

A new initiative to work toward seeing our streets, sidewalks and drainage improved will be rolling out soon. We’ll send out more info once the plans are finalized.

I’m posting pics of the new sign toppers in a separate post. Check them out!

Hope you all have a great day.


First General Meeting of the Year this Tuesday!

Please Join us this Tuesday, February 21 for our first General Meeting of the year at Zoe’s Kitchen. 7pm

I met with our District C Council Member, Ellen Cohen earlier this week about several ongoing and some new issues in our neighborhood. A few of these issues include: street reconstruction, drainage, sidewalks, graffiti, installation of proper drainage of the soccer field at Chew Park, crime, ongoing issues at Hazard and Richmond, and more. Please come to the meeting and be a part of the discussion and let us know how we can work together to make Richwood Place an even better neighborhood in 2012.

Meetings are open to all current members of the civic association. If you have not paid dues in 2012, please do so at the meeting OR online here:

Thank you!

Rebekah Maddux El-Hakam
President, Richwood Place Civic Association

Save the Date(s) and Call 3-1-1

Dear Richwood Place Neighbors,
We have a couple of meetings coming up that we would like for you to know about and attend.
First, our first Board meeting of 2012 will be Wednesday, January 25 at the home of Treasurer,
Sue Bailey
1930 Norfolk
All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Our first general meeting of the year will be Tuesday, February 21 at Zoe’s Kitchen from 7-8pm.

Please visit our website to pay your 2012 dues of at least $50. You can also mail a check to our PO Box at
Richwood Place Civic Association
PO Box 980262
Houston, Texas 77098
or, you can bring it with you to the first meeting.

Up until quite recently, the amount of graffiti has been down in our neighborhood. Thanks, in part to the work of one amazing neighbor. However, last week, we encountered more graffiti at the park and on a residential fence. Some of it has been abated already. On Sunday, they could not take their truck, pictured below onto the soccer field because of the known drainage issue that we have been working with the city to fix for over a year. The ground was too wet to drive a truck on. The truck is pictured below. Please take time to look for graffiti. If you see the graffiti in the park or in other areas of our neighborhood, call 3-1-1 and make a report. Be specific about the markings, the color and what is said and mention “gang graffiti.”

Thank you and I hope to see you all soon.
Happy 2012!